Williamson County added 18 confirmed coronavirus cases Sept. 23, bringing the total number of cases to 8,515.

As of Sept. 23, there are 16 patients hospitalized, seven in intensive care units and six on a ventilator. The Williamson County and Cities Health District also reported 22% of hospital beds, 28% of ICU beds and 87% of ventilators are available.

On Sept. 16, WCCHD noted an error in hospitalization data. That has since been corrected.

The county’s reported death total remained 142 as of Sept. 23.

Counted deaths are of those who have COVID-19 listed as a direct cause of death on the death certificate. The total does not include deaths of people who had COVID-19 but died of an unrelated cause, according to the DSHS dashboard. This method may delay reporting by weeks or even months due to paperwork, county health officials have said.

Williamson County continues to remain at a moderate community spread level, according to the WCCHD dashboard.

Of the total cases reported, 8,202 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 1,572 active cases. There are 194 total probable cases.

The current rolling seven-day positivity rate, or the rate at which tests return positive, is 4.09%, a slight drop from the Sept. 22 reported rate.

Recoveries are not reported to the state’s contact tracing and data system; therefore, recovery information is not absolute and is to be used for estimating purposes only, according to the WCCHD website. No trends or other inferences should be drawn from this data, as the numbers posted represent a point-in-time snapshot and may fluctuate throughout the day, it said.

Here is an update on total cases in the cities of residence, including probable cases, according to the WCCHD.

  • Austin: 561

  • Cedar Park: 848

  • Georgetown: 1,532

  • Hutto: 556

  • Leander: 484

  • Round Rock: 2,643

  • Other: 1,059

If the WCCHD is unable to confirm the city of residence after three attempts, the case is deemed “lost to follow-up” and is not included in the above count, officials said.

Here is a breakdown of deaths by city, according to the WCCHD.

  • Cedar Park: 19

  • Georgetown: 22

  • Not specified: 8

  • Other: 25

  • Round Rock: 67

Community Impact Newspaper could not immediately confirm why the breakdown of deaths by city total did not match the county’s overall death total.

Officials said the county is not legally able to release the specific counts in cities with fewer than 20,000 residents. For more information, such as gender and age breakdowns, visit the county's dashboard.